Philly promoter Robert "Bobby" Capone is suing ex-"Saved by the Bell" star and current "Extra" and "X Factor" host Mario Lopez for breach of contract and fraud after Lopez cancelled on a 2012 public appearance at The Roxy/Penns Landing Caterers. Capone is seeking in excess of $50,000.
The suit claims that Lopez entered into a contract to make a public appearance at The Roxy on October 27, 2012 for an appearance fee of $15,000. But on October 10, Lopez and his reps told Capone he "would not be honoring the ... agreement with [Capone] because of 'new commitments' that have 'just arose,'" according the suit. A source tells me that Lopez cited his committments hosting "The X Factor" as to why he could not appear, but he was not signed to "The X Factor" officially until February of this year.
Capone alledges the cancellation caused a loss of business, loss of profits and harm to his reputation. "Dancing with the Stars'" Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared in Lopez's place.
A rep for Lopez and Capone's lawyer, Conrad J. Benedetto, Esq., had no comment.